Marinated Baked Salmon

This is for you!

Do you know those days when you’ve been doing nothing but chomping down on candy (or that English Toffee I gorged on?) or even bowls of cereal that end up turning into dinner? Sometimes one just needs a balanced meal that mentally balances you too! Like Salmon, for instance. Full of Omegas, which is supposed to be good for your brain! Who doesn’t need or want a healthy brain?

You’ll want to marinate this Salmon to get a deep, rich flavor–the longer, the better. But if you’re short on time. No problem. It will still taste so good–just not as rich in flavor.

So, in true Jeni fashion, I threw the ingredients together in the morning, tossed the Salmon and marinade in a Ziploc bag, placed it in the fridge to marinate through the day, and ran out the door for work. Literally. I always seem to be on the run.

When I arrived home, there was this black bag of Salmon staring out at me in the fridge. I popped it in the oven, whipped up some sides, and, gracefully put it in my mouth (I didn’t want to look like I was a pig–which I am, but why should I let other people know?).

So simple.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 17 mins
Yields: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-6 salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Season the salmon fillets to taste with lemon juice, pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and olive oil until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place the salmon in a large resealable plastic bag adding the soy sauce mixture to the bag. Seal and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The longer you marinate it, the better.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a foil-lined pan, bake the salmon for 12 minutes, then broil on high for the last 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

 

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Recipe type: Fish & Seafood, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4-6 salmon fillets
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Season the salmon fillets to taste with lemon juice, pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and olive oil until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place the salmon in a large resealable plastic bag adding the soy sauce mixture to the bag. Seal and turn to coat.
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
  5. The longer you marinate it, the better.
  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a foil-lined pan, bake the salmon for 12 minutes, then broil on high for the last 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

About Jennifer Scott

Jen is author, owner, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com. She loves anything chocolate and cheese!

Comments

  1. With this marinade is okay to marinate it with the salmon overnight

    • Hi Geri. I have not tried marinating it overnight, but I don’t see a problem with doing so. If you try it, let me know. I’d love to hear how it worked for you.

  2. GrannieAnnie says:

    Just served this to company tonight after marinating it all day in a zip lock bag. The salmon was very moist and delicious. I served it on a pile of rice with almonds and garnished the salmon with lemon slices which made a nice presentation. Broiling for 5 min. made the top a pretty golden brown. In the past I’ve always just broiled it, but the combo of marinating then baking then a finish under the broiler really makes a tastier fish.

    Thank you, Jen!

    • GrannieAnnie says:

      I had to add to my yesterday’s comments my findings after serving the LEFTOVER salmon today. I served it to a friend tonight and, after heating up last night’s refrigerated baked salmon in the microwave, it tasted as good as last night, still moist! This is definitely a recipe to keep.

      • That’s so great to hear Grannie Annie! I’m really excited to know you liked it even the second time around. I appreciate the feedback and letting Bakerette readers know. Have a great day.

    • Grannie Annie, I love the idea of the presentation you used for the salmon. Great suggestion. Thanks for the idea and I’m glad you liked the dish.

  3. I will be making this again, probably a double recipe. Everyone loved it so much there wasn’t enough!

    • That’s so great to hear Susan! So glad everyone loved it. Thanks for taking the time to let Bakerette followers know.

  4. I love this recipe! Thank you so much! As a single father I’m trying to cut the corners where it is possible and while doing cooking for my kids too. So, I love to put the marinate in the frozen salmon right after I take it from the freezer in the morning and cook it in the evening – nice and easy and during the week it saves time.

  5. I don’t like salmon but that photo is so good even I am tempted! My spouse, on the other hand, loves it so I just might have to make this special for him anyway!

  6. Mmmmm…I love salmon!

  7. This is definitely going into the recipe files. Our fam loves salmon!!

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